Posted Friday, April 04, 2014
Bob Baffert's new addition is favored in Saturday's Grade 1 Santa Anita Oaks but faces a talented field.
Posted Wednesday, April 02, 2014
California Chrome, Candy Boy, and Hoppertunity clash in California's final Kentucky Derby prep.
Posted Friday, March 28, 2014
Jerry Hollendorfer's charge is the favorite in Saturday's 12-furlong marathon at Santa Anita.
Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014
There's a new No. 1, and plenty of shifting in the rest of the rankings!
Posted Friday, March 07, 2014
The Kilroe Mile, San Carlos Stakes, and China Doll Stakes should serve as exciting preludes to the Santa Anita Handicap.
Posted Thursday, March 06, 2014
Saturday's San Felipe Stakes boasts several top-class 3-year-olds, even after the scratch of morning line favorite Bayern.
Posted Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Mucho Macho Man, Will Take Charge, and Game On Dude will contest one of the most highly-anticipated renewals of the Santa Anita Handicap in recent history Saturday.
Posted Monday, March 03, 2014
The sale-topper became one of the highest-priced horses in the history of the Barretts March Select Sale Monday.
Posted Friday, February 28, 2014
Mucho Macho Man, Will Take Charge, and Game On Dude are on a collision course, and will meet in the 2014 Santa Anita Handicap.
Posted Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Candy Boy moves to the head of the class, but plenty of other 3-year-olds could punch Kentucky Derby tickets with strong showings in upcoming prep races.
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Meet Andrew Champagne


A native of upstate New York and a graduate of Ithaca College, Andrew Champagne fell in love with horse racing at a very early age on summer trips to Saratoga. His turf writing credits include time spent as a sportswriter, weekly columnist, and handicapper at The Saratogian, a summer working for The Saratoga Special, and "field research" at OTB facilities in Saratoga Springs and his hometown of Kingston. He also spent two years in the athletic communications office at Siena College, and interned with NBC Olympics at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.

Andrew moved to Pasadena, Calif., in October of 2013, and now serves as an Associate Producer in HRTV's Digital Media department and Horse Racing Nation's Southern California writer. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewChampagne, and email him at andrewdchampagne@gmail.com.